Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: Bamboo Bottles, Super-Simple Woodworking, Modern Plastic Jewelry, and More

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The Week in DIY: Bamboo Bottles, Super-Simple Woodworking, Modern Plastic Jewelry, and More

Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter.


8 Great Woodworking Projects for the Non-Woodworker

Don’t think you have the do-it-yourself skills to tackle carpentry? These projects prove you wrong.


Turn Your Apartment into a Chic Photo Gallery on the Cheap

Display your own works of art without spending a fortune on frames—or hours with the level.


Make a Reusable Water Bottle…Out of Bamboo!

Choosing a BPA-free bottle will help keep your H20 healthy, but try making your own for a sure-fire green alternative.


Give Up Plastic Sandwich Bags Forever with these Easy DIY Reusables

Keep your lunch fresh and your briefcase clean without wasting so many plastic bags with this simple tutorial.


China Hutch to Bulletin Board Makeover

Turn an imposing (and dull) china cabinet into a bright spot for photos, notes, and mementos with a quick stop at the hardware store and some extra fabric.


Make These Super Strong Bookends for Less than $1

Keep your books organized with two simple materials—bricks and paper—that you can buy for pennies (or find in your garage).

Create Modern Accessories from Plastic Containers
Plastic cups, yogurt tubs, and water bottles get a glam makeover with these ideas for upcycled jewelry.

Upcycle Old Board Games
From coasters to wine charms, see how your favorite childhood games can bounce back from missing pieces and torn boards with these reuse ideas.


Make Your Little Chef Homemade Play Food

Plastic cookies, cake, and carrots take on a new life with patterns for plush felt versions that give new meaning to “homemade meals.”

Make Practically Free Cat Toys
Keep your feline purring with these cardboard mice, jumping jacks, and other simple, snazzy entertainment.

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  1. edd says:

    If you like anything to do with green woodworking then your love the new DVD, England’s Traditional Country Crafts, with Dick Strawbridge.
    You can journey back into the past and rediscover one of England’s most fascinating ancient traditions; making finely-crafted bowls and spoons from recently-harvested, ‘green’ wood.
    These timeless skills featuring today’s dedicated craftsmen and women using beautifully simple but effective tools, in idyllic woodland locations.
    Available on Amazon.

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